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Impending Obamacare Regulation to Take Aim at Craft Beer

 


Posted by Dennis Cakert on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Amidst the more than 20,000 plus pages of Obamacare lies a regulation that may squeeze craft beer brewers out of business. Why would they ever want to manipulate a thriving industry? Well, regulators claim that Americans consumers are not healthy because they are blissfully unaware of the amount of calories in beer.

As of December 2016, all brewers must include a detailed calorie count on every type of beer they produce. Failure to comply with the new regulations means craft brewers will not be able to sell their beer in any restaurant chain with over 20 locations. Because this is a major market for selling beer, it hamstrings smaller craft brewers if they do not comply.

The Cato Institute estimates the Obamacare calorie labeling requirements will cost a business as much as $77,000 to implement. For larger beer companies, this is a drop in the bucket, but for small, local craft brewers it represents a significant cost that they must pay. As a result, it creates a significant disadvantage compared to larger beer companies who can better absorb the cost of this new regulation.

According to Bart Watson, chief economist of the brewers association “Most of the new [craft beer] entrants continue to be small and local, operating in neighborhoods or towns. What it means to be a brewery is shifting, back toward an era when breweries were largely local, and operated as a neighborhood bar or restaurant.” The increasingly small size of craft breweries means they are faced with a tough decision in light of the impending regulations: cut costs and possibly lay off workers to pay for the calorie labels, or be shut out of one of the most profitable markets for their product. Either way, it is a lose – lose situation for the craft beer brewers and drinkers, an industry that grew 27.8 percent from 2013 to 2014 when it was left alone.

The calorie labeling regulation is just another example of the excessive and wasteful burdens put forth by Obamacare under the guise of protecting our health. A recent study performed by Arizona State University showed that only 16 percent of people even read the calorie information when restaurants willingly provide it.

The fact is, the government has no business telling consumers what they should and should not do. By imposing this new regulation, the Obama administration is threatening the vitality of the thriving craft beer industry.

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War Between Freedom And Slavery

We The PeopleEver since history began to be recorded, we can read of the struggle of man’s desire to be free, to live his life as he wishes (without harming others), to pursue his own happiness, free from government control of his life, free from others who think they know best about how he should live. That struggle can properly be addressed as a war. A war between those people desiring to be independently free and the people who want to force them into the bondage of Socialism, a war between freedom and slavery, if you will. That war has raged from Cain killing Abel to the present day and It will never end. Why? Because there will always be men trying to bend others to their will, to place them in slavery for their own gain. In a Socialist nation, the government leaders prosper while all others share in the misery. It will be taken from those who “can” and “do” and have earned much, and given to those who could but “won’t” and “don’t” and have earned little or nothing, resulting in all having little or nothing, a sharing of the misery, and the natural human incentive to be competitively ambitious and prosper will be die in all people. That is precisely what the “redistribution of wealth” is intended to promote, the destruction of the people’s spirit with all sharing the misery, thus the Socialist leaders remain fat and in power.

Most wars, The American Revolution, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and others, are tragic examples of men willing to die by the hundreds of thousands to remain free from those who would make them slaves. As was true in these wars, and in all wars, battles are won and battles are lost.

The Health Care Bill, we have come to know as, Obamacare, was a battle in which the forces of individual freedom lost to the forces of Socialist slavery. We must keep in mind, this is a war and battles are won and lost. This is not the end. There will be many more battles, and we must continue the fight. I believe Obamacare must, and can still, be repealed, but it will not be easy. In order to do it, we must erase Barack Obama’s Socialistic impact and atmosphere and influence in our White House in 2016, and replace it with a Conservative Constitutional president, and we must change the makeup of our senate, beginning this year, so that Harry Reid will no longer be in charge of what comes to the voting floor for consideration. Before Obamacare can be repealed, a new president has to receive a bill of repeal to sign. If Obama is replaced with another Socialist, only with a different name, and a bill comes to him or her, it will be vetoed. This will not be easy but it can be done. Do not lose hope. We must not lose faith in ourselves. I believe Obama and his administration full of Socialist Czars have lost the high ground in the battle for the hearts of the American people. I believe the American people are now understanding Obama’s intentions are to Socialize this country and make us slaves to a Socialist government.

This message must be spread across the nation. If you like Obama’s disregard and ignoring of our Constitution and his Socialist policies, leave our senate in November as it is now, then replace him in 2016 with someone like minded . If you do understand and don’t like what is happening then you must change our senate this year and hire a president in 2016 who will repair the damage that Obama and Harry Reid have done. This is crucial. I believe the votes are out there to make these crucial changes. We just need everyone to work and vote. Americans must be educated about the destruction that this country is facing. I still have faith that the majority of Americans are intelligent enough to realize the mistake which was made in electing this man as our president and will vote to erase his destructive actions and influence, in our elections this year and 2016. If I am right, individual freedom can and will be restored. If I am wrong, I fear it will be gone from our lives forever.

We have all witnessed this war reaching epic proportions in the United States with Barack Obama leading the Socialist Army to enslave you and me to the Federal government. Make no mistake about it, Barack Obama and his socialist followers, allies and backers fully intend, and WILL turn the United States of America into the Socialist States of America unless we can stop it this November and 2016. President Obama, Congress and the Supreme Court have spoken. It is now our turn to speak and act. The United States Constitution will become nothing more than a tiny heap of shredded paper if we fail to do so. Never doubt, we can become slaves to the government as well as a plantation owner.

As I have quoted before, “if we must die, let us stand tall and die on our feet fighting, and not on our knees in subjugation.” We must rededicate ourselves to the proposition that this is a country of Individual Freedom and Free Enterprise and be devoted to our Representative Constitutional Republic, and strengthen our resolve to keep it by winning this battle for the hearts and minds of men and women all across this nation against Socialism. We MUST hang on to our way of life and our Constitutional Republic with every fabric of our being. We MUST return to the limited powers of government according to the United States Constitution. We MUST continue to resist those who want the government to become our master and we the slaves if we are to remain free individuals, making our own dicisions and being responsible for ourselves. Our founding fathers won their battles and extended freedom to us. It is now our responsibility to keep it.

Thank you and May God bless you and your families and our nation.
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Until next time:
Your friend in freedom;
John Porter
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Harrison, Arkansas 72601
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